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by MikeW
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Some thoughts on Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Some thoughts on Projects

In the linked thread, Erwin explained he cannot do it with the current tools. The link goes to my thoughts in that thread.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7305&p=34384&hilit=projects#p34384

It would be nice to at least open all related files in one go if desired.
by MikeW
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

...although even still, I think the alternating s/longs/s looks a bit weird, and that to me it would look more "correct" to simply be a triple-longs... Don't forget the whole "make it like the picture" thing. It doesn't matter what I like. I myself, my personal taste, is that I don't overly like to...
by MikeW
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

Too much to respond to... As regards a triple s, Bablestone reference mentions it in connection to 17th/18th century English... Compound words with the first element ending in double s and the second element beginning with s are normally and correctly written with a dividing hyphen (e.g. Croſs-ſtitc...
by MikeW
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Designing for unfamiliar character sets
Replies: 5
Views: 39

Re: Designing for unfamiliar character sets

I approach things like it is a job...and usually it is. One of the hardest things for a contractor to do is guard against "feature creep." Having defined goals is important. That doesn't mean scope cannot be expanded, just be clear when primary, secondary, etc., goals are accomplished. Then set a pr...
by MikeW
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

Hmm. dunno where to start... General historical info regarding medial s. The rules for a medial s changed depending on what country and/or region of a country its usage is, and what period that usage is too. As the above font is French in design and was first used in the early 1800s in France (desig...
by MikeW
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

No worries. Stylistic sets are a means of exchanging one or more glyphs (characters at its most simple) for another. You can jump to the appropriate explanation in the tag registry here: https://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/features_pt.htm#ssxx In one of my fonts, I have 6 historical letter f...
by MikeW
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

One option would be to put the historically accurate versions of the Cyrillic into a stylistic set. Kind of a best of both worlds approach. People who desire to do readable Cyrillic (without learning about the historic forms) can do so if they are in the proper code points. And for those who wish to...
by MikeW
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Historical Typography: Eszett in French??
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Historical Typography: Eszett in French??

I read it last night...fontsinuse.com is one of my main sites to peruse. Fascinating stuff in that short article.
by MikeW
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Version string doesn't display in installed font
Replies: 18
Views: 166

Re: Version string doesn't display in installed font

I cannot remember what version (major or minor) that had a bug about the naming fields. It was promptly rectified and is no longer present in any of the fonts I have made or modified.

Mike
by MikeW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Wickednesse
Replies: 19
Views: 950

Re: Wickednesse

...I just mean stupid booboos that I should have caught in the first place, before that! Ugh! Tis the life of a font designer! I like it, btw. I think ya did a good job on it from what I looked at. The alt r is kinda odd (if I am recalling the right character properly), which makes a quirky typefac...
by MikeW
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: OpenType - Fractions
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: OpenType - Fractions

Cool. Thanks, Erwin.

How well does it work with something like...

123/456 or (1+2)/(abc-xyz) | 1st = 2x + 1/3y (2+3)/(5-1) Hooray
by MikeW
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Please help to identify this font
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Please help to identify this font

Don't see an image.
by MikeW
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Descriptive Names for Stylistic Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Descriptive Names for Stylistic Sets

BTW, I don't know how many applications support this yet. My ID CS6 was produced before 1.6 was introduced and the only ID I am renting on an as-needed basis is ID2015 (one client who doesn't want to update their plug-ins) so I haven't/cannot check the newer versions until I need to rent ID again. I...
by MikeW
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Descriptive Names for Stylistic Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Descriptive Names for Stylistic Sets

Hello Kevin, Yes it works, but the syntax between FL & FC are different. Easiest means to do the names is via the "Feature Parameters" dialog accessed by selecting any Stylistic Set at its main level. So... capture-001378.png The syntax if editing the code is: ... feature "German Double S"; ... feat...
by MikeW
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Typo Line Gap
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Typo Line Gap

Don't know if this will help you, hurt the brain or ...

https://glyphsapp.com/tutorials/vertical-metrics

Mike